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Deborah Malster Counsellor and Psychotherapist, MA, BSc, Dip, MBACP (Accred)

Leigh-on-sea, Essex, SS9 0796 003 5343 0796 003 5343 Registered / Accredited
Leigh-on-sea, Essex, SS9
0796 003 5343 0796 003 5343

About me

Sometimes in life we may need help from someone outside of our family and friends. Counselling can help you find some hope, answers, healing, calm and meaning when experiencing struggles or dilemmas.

I am an accredited integrative counsellor, psychotherapist and EMDR practitioner, which means I work from various approaches to help people find a way to manage the uncertainty, panic, void, conflict and anxiety, life can make us feel at times.

The first session will be spent looking at why you have decided to seek support along with your needs and expectations of counselling and how I can help. If you decide you would like to continue we can discuss and agree to further sessions. Counselling  usually takes place once a week at an agreed time and day and the sessions  are 50 minutes in duration; I am able to support people both short and long term.

I work in a warm, confidential and non-judgemental manner and I believe by us working together, counselling can help you heal, find purpose and move forward. So if you would like to consider therapy, why not contact me to discuss further and we can go from there.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and have experience of supporting adults, older adults and young people (16-24) within the NHS, private, public and voluntary sectors since 2001 and as a counsellor since 2010. I work with clients in many areas such as trauma, disability, abuse, depression, anxiety, feeling sad, bereavement, acute, chronic and terminal illness, sexual health, sexuality, ageing, low self-esteem, altered body-image, low confidence, bullying, relationship issues and work concerns.

I currently work in a busy palliative care team within the NHS and have a private practice.

I supervise individuals and groups within the NHS and privately.

I am an accredited and registered member with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Qualifications and Training:

  • EMDR Practitioner
  • Diploma in Integrative Supervision of Individuals and Groups
  • MA Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Dip.Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)
  • Cert. Counselling Studies
  • Cert. Counselling Skills
  • Motivational Interviewing Training
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy Training
  • Mental Health Training (The Open University and Enabled East NHS)
  • Stop Smoking Training - Level 2
  • Go Girls – Self Esteem Training
  • Drug & Alcohol Awareness (EYPDAS)
  • Sexual Health Training
  • Family Focus Facilitator - Parenting
  • BSc. (Hons) Social Sciences
  • Cert. Managing Care

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Leigh on Sea - Individual counselling fees are £45 per fifty minute session.

BUPA registered.

Supervision fees, please contact.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Leigh on Sea - Mondays and Tuesdays

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


I supervise individuals and groups within the NHS and privately.

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Deborah Malster Counsellor and Psychotherapist, MA, BSc, Dip, MBACP (Accred)

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